The second document Neighbourhood Co-operation Priorities for Kazakhstan for the period of 2019-2022 was developed in close co-operation with the Kazakh national authorities. The document was adopted by the Committee of Minister at its 1343rd meeting on 4 April 2019.

Contrary to the previous Neighbourhood Co-operation Priorities document, which was limited to criminal justice, this document introduces new areas of co-operation to address the national priorities, in particular fight against economic crime, promoting a common legal space and human rights standards, and assistance in the electoral field.

In order to implement the objectives set, the Council of Europe is finalising negotiations with the European Union on two new regional programmes for Central Asia, in which Kazakhstan will participate.